Established 2006 - Serving Boxford, Byfield, Georgetown and Rowley
Georgetown Church and Parish Offices - 94 Andover Street, Georgetown, MA 01833
Rowley Church - 196 Main Street, Rowley, MA 01969
St. Mary Parish, Georgetown - Rowley
Saint Mary Parish
Serving Boxford, Byfield, Georgetown & RowleyParish Mission Statement
St. Mary Parish is a living and loving community of believers seeking a deep and abiding faith in Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. We depend on His love to guide and nourish us in our quest for holiness.
Gathered around the Word of God and His holy Sacraments, we are called to be witnesses of Him by our service to our people, our families, our neighborhoods and our world. We strive to provide a
warm welcoming home for all the People of God.
196 Main Street
94 Andover Street
At St. Mary Parish...
(See pg. 6 for Rel. Ed. Information)
Due to the continued outbreak of the
Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Archdiocese of
Boston has asked us to continue to prohibit
social events, fundraising activities,
meetings in our halls and other functions
until further notice. May God bless us all
with peace and strength and may He keep us
safe and healthy, especially during this time
of unprecedented circumstances.
Parish News and More
With so many struggling with illness and
pain, and needing comfort, we have a beautiful
Healing Mass Card available at the Rectory. This
Mass Card and a Mass intention is available for an
Offering of $10/Weekday Mass or $20/Weekend
Mass. We hope this will bring peace and hope to
your loved one.
PROCEDURE FOR RECEIVING
COMMUNION AT MASS
1.) Approach the Altar from the side aisle of the bench and return to your bench by the middle aisle. 2.) Please keep a reasonable distance in the line as you approach the Altar.
3.) Holy Communion should be received by the consecrated host being placed on your left hand palm as you place it on your tongue.
4.) Should anyone feel obliged to receive Holy Communion directly on the tongue, you should approach the Altar at the end of the line.
Knights of Columbus/Lazarus & Emmaus House
are in need of Clean/Gently Used Coats as well
as New Hats, Gloves and Socks
BOXES WILL BE SET OUT AFTER CHRISTMAS
The Knights of Columbus #6064 is partnering with the Lazarus House & Emmaus House through Saint Mary's
“People Helping People” this year to bring coats to families.
Please bring your gently worn and clean coat or jacket - all sizes children to adults, to Saint Mary Parish in either Georgetown or Rowley. There will be collection boxes near the entrance to the church. The Knights will work with the Houses/PHP to distribute these items in our local community and to the regional shelters such as the Laza-rus and Emmaus House. Please remember that the coat or jacket should be clean and gently worn- hopefully warm too!
If you do not have a jacket or coat perhaps you would consider donating a new pair of gloves, a new hat or some new warm socks to this effort.
Thank you for your kindness!
The Word Among Us
We invite our Parishioners to take home the complimentary Lenten booklet with the “Scripture Readings” and “Reflections” for this Lenten Season. You
will find them at the back of both Churches - we will also keep a supply in the bin outside our rectory front door, in Georgetown, for those who may want to pick up a copy.) May we all be transformed by the
crucified and risen Christ who shed His blood for us all!
Baptized in the month of January
We would like to welcome the following children who were recently baptized into our
Parish Family: Crew Maverick Ladd Madison Taylor Pennell
Rev. Father Dan McCoy, Administrator
Rev. Vincent J. Gianni
Mrs. Maureen Cannon, Business Mgr.
Mrs. Julie Potter, Secretary
Mrs. Jeanne Soucy
Religious Education/Youth Ministry
email@example.com Direct Phone Line: 978-352-6540
Ms. Sara Sturdivant, Music Director
Mr. John Conti
Parish Finance Council (PFC)
Tom Parisi, V. ChairParish Pastoral Council (PPC)
-Linus Hahn, V. Chair
Saint Mary Parish
Serving Boxford, Byfield, Georgetown & Rowley
All offices are located at Georgetown Rectory
PARISH OFFICE HOURS
Phone: (978) 352-2024
Fax: (978) 352-2308
Office Hours: Mon. - Fri., 9 am -1 pm
OUR MASS SCHEDULE
WEEK DAY MASSES
(This is our Rowley Holy Hour Evening)
11:00 a.m. Georgetown
Christenings: 4th Sunday of the month
Either at Georgetown or the Rowley Church
at 1 p.m. or 2 pm
for families Baptizing their
To schedule, please contact the rectory
Contact the church as least 6 months in
advance to set up a personal interview
with a priest.
A 6 month minimum notice
Sacrament of the Sick
The Annointing of the Sick is given for healing. Those ill or entering a hospital, desiring the Sacrament of the Sick, are urged to contact the Rectory Office before going to the hospital,
Nursing Home or Hospice Care.
Sacrament of Penance - Confession
, 4 pm
, 8 am
Also, by appointment, please call the
Rectory at 978-352-2024.
(The priest might also be
available - if requested - AFTER Mass.)
PARISH REGISTRATION New to town? Returning to your faith? We would like to know you and welcome you! If you’d like to register online, please visit: www.saintmaryparish.org and click onto Parish Registration under Quick Links. Please feel free to visit our Parish Office during our regular business hours of M - F, 9 am to 1 pm.
St. Mary Parish, Georgetown - Rowley
In Our Thoughts and Prayers
All who continue to struggle with the Corona Virus - All who have lost a loved one to the Virus. We pray for: Allan & Christine Lee, Bob Roy, Theresa DeFlumere, Julie Stevenson, Pat Graham, Linda St. Jean, Father Dan McCoy, Mike Jaras, Ryan Delahanty, Montana Foroughi, Paul & Mary Alciere,Jim Erjavec, Paulette D., Baby Vivi, Brian Hester, Kathy Herrick, Nathan Pouliot, Baby Hadley Martin, Russell Steeves, Richard Donnelly, Joshua Martinez, Linda Cotton, Gina D’Amico, Janine Pettigrew, Baby Emma Rose McGowan, Anthony James, Mark Kasprzyk, John Bell, Bob Mansfield, Peter Lyon, Barb Cole, Sam Covino, Barbara Parisi, John Magner, Kristen Rockwood, Robert Rockwood, Judith Evans, Rick
Kelleher, and all ill within our community and in the world.
The Sanctuary Candles next to each Tabernacle in our Churches burn brightly to remind us of the Real Presence of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. This week our Sanctuary Candles are burning for:
Dolores A. Sarver
Please pray for all of our Active Military, including: Luke Begoing
Daniel Joseph Duguay Casandra Nardo Ariana Rivera Sean Scally Guy St. Louis
Our National Guard Men & Women
Please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Your “Active Military” loved ones name will be put on this list to be prayed for while they are serving. May God keep them safe and protect them from all harm.
SATURDAY January 30
4:30 pm-G John Jarosewicz - Birthday Memorial
SUNDAY January 31
8:30 am-R Frances A. McCoy 11:00 am-G Frances A. McCoy
TUESDAY February 2
8:00 am-R All ill in our Parish/in the World
THURSDAY February 4
8:00 am-R Timothy F. Long
7:00 pm-R Holy Hour
FRIDAY February 5
9:00 am-G Julie Stevenson - Health & Blessings
SATURDAY February 6
4:30 pm-G Richard H. Anderson-19th Anniversary
SUNDAY February 7
8:30 am-R Henry Wilson 11:00 am-G Dolores A. Sarver
Please remember our beloved deceased
whose funeral Mass or Service has been
celebrated over these past days, especially:
Dolores A. Sarver
MASS INTENTION OFFERING
WEEK DAY MASS: $10 WEEKEND MASS: $20
Saint Mary Parish - Rowley
Every Thursday, 7 pm - Holy Hour
After the Last Supper, Jesus brought His Disciples to the Garden of Gethsemane and said to them:
“Come with me and pray not to be put to the test. My soul is sorrowful. Could you not stay with me for an hour?” Luke 22:39
Let us pray at the Holy Hour in the presence of the Most Holy Sacrament of the Eucharist for our personal needs and that of the world.
Passing of Frances A. McCoy
Father Gianni is offering a Memorial Mass for Frances at the 8:30 am (R) and 11 am (G) Masses on Sunday, January 31.
Frances is under the care of the Conte-Giamberardino Funeral Home (visit: www.cgfuneralhomegeorgetown.com). A Mass at Saint Mary Parish in Georgetown, is scheduled for Sat., February 20 at 10:30 am - Not Private - All protocols followed, masks, social distancing, limited capacity.
Father Dan would like to offer his profound thanks to everyone who continues to offer their thoughts, prayers and messages of comfort to him and his family.
We wish Father Dan and his family peace, comfort and strength during this most difficult time of loss.
A Message from Father Dan
Father Dan will be returning to the Archdiocese soon where he will stay temporarily at a Parish other than Saint Mary Parish. So that he may continue to receive all of your cards and well wishes, please continue to direct your mail for him to the Parish only; he has been gratefully receiving all of the correspondence that you have sent to him.
Saint Mary Parish
94 Andover Street Georgetown MA 01833 Attention: Father Dan McCoy
Collection for This Weekend
Single Collection for the needs of Saint Mary Parish.
2nd Collection for Next Weekend
Our Second Collection next weekend will be our Fuel and Heat Collection. We know this has been a
challenging year for all, your support of this collection is very much appreciated.
Weekly Offertory and More
Thank you for your continued
contributions to support your Parish, especially through this most very difficult time for us all!
May God keep us all safe and healthy. You may still continue to mail your Offertory/Monthly Donations to:
Saint Mary Parish 94 Andover Street Georgetown, MA 01833
SPECIAL NOTE: St. Mary Parish does not photocopy checks or record donations that are placed loosely in our collection baskets. If you wish to have a record kept for tax purposes, please place your Offering in an envelope with your name and address. Electronic offering is also an option at Parishgiving.org.
It is Simple .. Secure .. ConvenientIn just a few minutes, you can greatly enhance your personal stewardship efforts by loggin on to ParishGiving.org and begin making your weekly offering though Electronic Funds Transfer.
Please visit the Parish Giving Website at www.ParishGiving.org
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Tax Information Regarding Charitable DonationsOn March 27, the President signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act to help combat the far-reaching impacts of COVID-19. The bill provides increased tax incentives for charitable giving for individuals.
Are you itemizing deductions?
The adjusted gross income (AGI) limit for cash contributions was increased for individual donors. For cash contributions made in 2020, you can now elect to deduct up to 100 percent of your AGI (increased from 60 percent). Not itemizing?
The CARES Act allows for an additional, “above-the-line” deduction for charitable gifts made in cash/checks or credit card of up to $300. If you are not itemizing on your 2020 taxes, you can claim this new deduction.
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x Please consider participating in this effort since the revenue from the ads is what makes the website possible at no cost to the parish.
x It’s a great way to get your name in front of the families in the parish. Advertisements may be purchased for a business, family memorial, or you can sponsor an ad supporting Catholic Charities, Knights of Columbus, Vocations, etc.
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Thank you for your support!
FINAL TOTAL FOR OUR 2020
GRAND ANNUAL COLLECTION
During a most challenging time, our
Parishioners have managed to surpass our
goal. Our total for the Grand Annual Collection
. We thank you for your most
generous support of Saint Mary Parish!
Religious Education Program
Coordinator: Mrs. Jeanne Soucy
Direct Phone Line: 978-352-6540
One of our new changes is, registrations can now be done
online! We hope this makes life easier for you. It will be
safer with less paperwork being exchanged. To access
the new registration, please click on the following link:
If you need help, or have any questions about this new
registration process, please don
t hesitate to email me at
(email@example.com) or Maureen Cannon, our Parish
Business Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org).
By Dr. Scott Hahn
The King's Authority
4th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Cycle B)
Psalm 95:1-2, 6-9
1 Corinthians 7:32-35
Last week, Jesus announced the kingdom of God is at hand. This week, in mighty words and deeds, He exercises His dominion - asserting royal authority over the ruler of this world, Satan (see John 12:31).
Notice that today's events take place on the Sabbath. The Sabbath was to be an everlasting sign -both of God's covenant love for His creation (see Exodus 20:8-11; 31:12-17), and His deliverance of his covenant people, Israel, from slavery (see Deuteronomy 6:12-15). On this Sabbath, Jesus signals a new creation - that the Holy One has come to purify His people and deliver the world from evil.
"With an unclean spirit" is biblical language for a man possessed by a demon, Satan being the prince of demons (see Mark 3:22).
The demons' question: "What have you to do with us?" is often used in Old Testament scenes of combat and judgment (see Judges 11:12; 1 Kings 17:18).
And as God by His word "rebuked" the forces of chaos in creating the world (see Psalms 104:7; Job 26:10-12), and again rebuked the Red Sea so the Israelites could make their exodus (see Psalm 106:9), Mark uses the same word to describe Jesus rebuking the demons (see Mark 4:39; Zechariah 3:2).
Jesus is the prophet foretold by Moses in today's First Reading (see Acts 3:22). Though He has authority over heaven and earth (see Daniel 7:14, 27; Revelation 12:10), He becomes one of our own kinsmen. He comes to rebuke the forces of evil and chaos - not only in the world, but in our lives. He wants to make us holy in body and spirit, as Paul says in today's Epistle (see Exodus 31:12).
In this liturgy, we hear His voice and "see" His works, as we sing in today's Psalm. And as Moses tells us today, we should listen to Him.
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